Saturday, January 17, 2009

Big Shot Valentine Treats


This week I will be sharing some treat container ideas for Valentine's Day. I figure if I get everything made, packaged up, and set aside I may be a little less tempted to eat up all of the chocolate and candies. we'll see...
Both projects use the Stampin' Up Big Shot dies- the Baskets and Blooms and the Small Pillow Box along with the Riding Hood Red designer series paper patterns. For the basket I used the hearts from Simply Said along with the heart from the new upcoming level 2 hostess set A Little Somethin'. I also used 3 silver eyelets along each side seam and wove the taffeta red ribbon through the center ones and made a bow.
The little pillow box came together in a snap. Filled with candy and tied with linen thread and added Iridescent Ice embossed hearts punched from A Little Somethin' heart and added pearl.

Money saving tip: I scour through the after Christmas decorations to scoop up all of the red things that I can find and use them for Valentine's Day. By now (if there's anything left) it is marked down to 70% off at least. This is where I got the red crimped filler and I also got some clear bags, red wrapping and ribbon.

9 comments:

Ellie said...

Just Beautiful. Love the designer paper you used!

Shannon said...

I love what you did with the pillow box!

Marie said...

Such cute little projects and GREAT tip!! I wouldn't have thought to do that!!! :)

Alison Anderson said...

Great shopping tip! I shop like that too, but hadn't thought of that tip yet- thanks! Do you LOVE your Big Shot? I have a Cutlebug but am totally in love with some of the SU dies in the new catalogue!

Heidi said...

oh I love both of these and I have some of those pillow boxes that I bought- good idea!

JulieA said...

Very cute! And what a good idea to work on those gifts ahead of time!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Love the dp and both little gift box and treat tote!!!! Great work!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!! tfs!!
-t

CREATE=FUN said...

so so cute!
i love teh paper.